Kesha, Mick Fleetwood, Seth Rogen Among Featured Speakers Announced for SXSW

Kesha and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac are among the musicians on a list of featured speakers announced for this year’s South by Southwest Conference and Festival, which runs March 10-19.

Other just-added speakers include: Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Senator Cory Booker, Veep actress Julia-Louis Dreyfus, GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis, actor Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad), Tinder founder and chairman Sean Rad, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, actor and producer Seth Rogen (Preacher, Sausage Party) and Shark Tank‘s Chris Sacca.

Previously-announced SXSW keynote speakers are Lee Daniels, Jennifer Doudna, Gareth Edwards, Adam Grant, the creative director and lead DJ for Apple’s Beats 1 radio station Zane Lowe, Cory Richards, legendary record producer and Chic co-founder Nile Rodgers and Jill Soloway.

This year’s SXSW Interactive, Film and Music badges will now include expanded access to more of the SXSW Conference & Festivals experience with secondary entry to most other SXSW events — which may help explain this year’s mixed speaker announcements.

The festival’s next registration deadline is Feb. 10.



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